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A Climate Bill Sets Off Tumult (in Oregon): Republicans Flee, Police Follow
New York Times ^ | June 20, 2019 | Timothy Williams

Posted on 06/21/2019 5:09:47 AM PDT by reaganaut1

Tensions boiled over in the Oregon Capitol this week as Republican state senators vanished in an effort to delay a vote on a climate change bill they oppose. On Thursday, Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, ordered the state police to find them and bring them back.

It was only the latest chapter in a season of partisan division and frustration in the nation’s statehouses, where, for the first time in more than a century, all but one state legislature is dominated by a single party. In Oregon, where Democrats dominate both chambers, Republicans were unapologetic about their efforts to slow the state’s adoption of an emissions-reduction program by disappearing — and keeping the Democrats from having enough lawmakers present to call a vote.

Brian Boquist, one of the Republican senators who went missing, issued what sounded like a warning to any police officer who might try to arrest him.

“Send bachelors and come heavily armed,” Mr. Boquist said he told Travis Hampton, superintendent of the Oregon State Police. “I’m not going to be a political prisoner in the state of Oregon. It’s just that simple.”

It was the second time in six weeks that Oregon Republicans have walked out of a session to try to prevent a vote. This week, all 11 Senate Republicans left, holding the Democrats short of a 20-person quorum needed to vote on the climate change bill, fiercely opposed by Republicans.

Across the country this year, legislatures like Oregon’s, dominated by Democrats, have veered to the left, pushing through bills on issues like abortion rights, health care and limits to rent increases for tenants. Legislatures controlled by Republicans have moved firmly to the right, pushing through sharp restrictions on abortion access and permissions for schoolteachers to be armed.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: bluestates; brianboquist; climatechange; climatechangehoax; cwii; fakescience; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; katebrown; notfrontpagenews; resist
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This kind of #resistance will be less welcomed by the NYT.
1 posted on 06/21/2019 5:09:47 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

Why do I keep thinking CWII?


2 posted on 06/21/2019 5:12:03 AM PDT by mistfree (It's a very uncreative man who can't think of more than one way to spell a word.)
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To: reaganaut1

Gotta love the spin and blatant bias.

Remember NYT taking the same stance when the Dems ran out on Wisconsin?


3 posted on 06/21/2019 5:14:55 AM PDT by Skywise
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To: mistfree

Because you’re in it.

See tagline.


4 posted on 06/21/2019 5:16:17 AM PDT by jimjohn (2nd American Civil War: ongoing since January 20, 2017.)
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To: reaganaut1

I won’t be a political prisoner.. but go heavily armed so i can take some? Are those oregonian republicans ex delta force?
Dictators never change. Death and silence to all who will not comply.


5 posted on 06/21/2019 5:19:31 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Do you know anyone who isn’t a socialist after 65? Freedom exchanged for cash and control.)
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To: reaganaut1
“Send bachelors and come heavily armed,” Mr. Boquist said he told Travis Hampton, superintendent of the Oregon State Police. “I’m not going to be a political prisoner in the state of Oregon. It’s just that simple.”

Beautiful.

6 posted on 06/21/2019 5:25:12 AM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: reaganaut1
Wisconsin Democrats Get $100 Daily Fines For Being AWOL (March 2, 2011)
7 posted on 06/21/2019 5:32:17 AM PDT by Robert DeLong
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To: reaganaut1

This is pretty funny.

BTW, an EXCELLENT source on the global warming farce is this guy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntv3gaduGRM

His videos kill it. And the one above shows how even Fox is in on it.


8 posted on 06/21/2019 5:33:59 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: reaganaut1

The presstitutes loved this activity when the Democrats did it in Texas (ran away to Oklahoma) years ago.


9 posted on 06/21/2019 5:41:31 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: reaganaut1

Good to see Republcans putting up a fight. I’ve heard that Oregon Republicans, who are mainly from outside Portland and Eugene, act like Marines.


10 posted on 06/21/2019 5:54:31 AM PDT by Socon-Econ (adical Islam,)
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I would never had thought that the next war between the States would start in Oregon.

But hey, bring it like the one Senator had to say. I will not go peacefully into the night.

11 posted on 06/21/2019 5:59:20 AM PDT by eartick (Stupidity is expecting the government that broke itself to go out and fix itself. Texan for TEXIT!)
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To: MV=PY

I don’t know Mr. Boquist, or live anywhere near Oregon, but If I can find a way to support him politically, I’ll do so.


12 posted on 06/21/2019 6:02:45 AM PDT by Hugh the Scot (I won`t be wronged. I won`t be insulted. I won`t be laid a hand on. - John Bernard Books)
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To: eartick

Should ditz kate brown sign this boondoggle legislation, once everyday oregonians find out the state tax on gasoline doubled or tripled, the frenchy yellow vest movement will look like kindergarteners at play.


13 posted on 06/21/2019 6:10:59 AM PDT by chief lee runamok (expect nothing)
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To: reaganaut1

Per the Boise, ID news https://www.ktvb.com/article/news/local/it-would-be-a-death-knell-eastern-oregon-truckers-weigh-in-on-cap-and-trade/277-842be194-3b6e-4bac-9a75-6728ec9a642d this would destroy all of the small trucking companies in the Peoples Republics of Oregon. Gov Brown and the Demonrat controlled legislature have shown themselves to be true blue fascists.

I was an Oregon resident for 18 years of my 25 years in the US Air Force and when I retired my wife and I wanted to return, but there are no jobs that pay in Central Oregon and we couldn’t bare the thought of living in the lefty haven of the Willamette Valley. If this goes through it will wipe at all industry and agriculture in Oregon. Most of my wife’s relatives are barely hanging on with the high cost of living, this will wipe them out.


14 posted on 06/21/2019 6:22:26 AM PDT by KC-10A BOOMER (Cry Havoc and Let Slip the Dogs of War!)
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To: reaganaut1

Politicians feeling their oats, using law enforcement as their personnel vendetta squad.


15 posted on 06/21/2019 6:42:12 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (nicdip.com)
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To: reaganaut1

STOP CLIMALARKEY NOW!


16 posted on 06/21/2019 6:49:06 AM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: ronnie raygun

OK!! Everybody pay attention!
Lesson for today:
1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.
2. The sun is a giant nuclear furnace that controls the climates of all its planets.
3. The earth is one of the sun’s planets.
4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.
5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.
Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?


17 posted on 06/21/2019 6:50:05 AM PDT by abclily
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To: cuban leaf

There is so much money involved in this BS that countering it is like trying to take a chunk of meat from hyenas. They’ll ‘alinsky’ anyone who doth protest too much.


18 posted on 06/21/2019 6:51:59 AM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: MV=PY

RE “Send Bachelors...”

For some reason, it reminds me of “...but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here...”

Stand tall, Mr. Boquist...


19 posted on 06/21/2019 6:58:51 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: reaganaut1

The Slimes forgot the adjective “highly controversial”, as in “highly controversial climate bill”. They always make sure they include that in any Republican proposal.


20 posted on 06/21/2019 6:59:01 AM PDT by aquila48
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